Posts Tagged ‘spa world’

At Spa World, Questions of “Abduction” and “Willful Refusal to Pay Wages”

The people giving you massages and fresh towels in between your bubble teas at Spa World, court records show, might not be getting paid, and some might not be able to leave.
The popular Korean spa in Centreville, Va., is the subject of a police investigation into accusations of nonpayment of wages, slave-like labor conditions, and prostitution, according [...]

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Uber and the D.C. Taxi Cab Commission are at it again, this time over what the [...]

Spa World Admits It Kicked Out Transgender Woman, Says It Won’t Do It Again

Late last year, Spa World in Centreville, Va., kicked out a transgender woman—news that was first reported last week by the Fairfax Times and began spreading on social media and local news sites today. At the time, the Fairfax Times reported, the popular Korean-style bathhouse made a statement to the Better Business Bureau that it doesn't [...]

Spa World Rejects Gay, Trans Customers

Update, 5:41 p.m.: Spa World's manager says that it welcomes LGBT customers and will not kick out trans visitors in the future.

This week's Washington City Paper cover story on 24 hours inside Spa World might have you yearning for a trip to the Centreville business, but if you're gay or transgender, you're out of luck. [...]